A Christmas Carol

Dickens’s beloved classic of the meaning of Christmas that has inspired countless adaptations. More

Brave New World

Huxley’s best-known novel; a prophetic classic of speculative fiction that continues to resonate. More

Flow

The psychology classic that explored creativity and happiness. More

The Boys of Summer

Beloved sports classic published to immediate critical success about Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers. More

The Giving Tree

Poignant, game-changing picture book for readers of all ages that has been a favorite for generations. More

Agatha Christie

The house of Collins acquired “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie after she disagreed with her former publisher over the spelling of “coco”/”cocoa” in her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. More

Freakonomics

Multimillion-copy bestseller that helped launch a wave of interest in behavioral economics and statistics. More

The Thorn Birds

McCullough’s sweeping family saga of forbidden love in the Australian outback; became a bestselling phenomenon. More

A Light in the Attic

Classic collection of poems and illustrations by Shel Silverstein; ALA Notable Children’s Book. More

Wicked

Bestseller that is the basis for the hit Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. More

Flat Stanley

This series celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014 and has sold more than one million copies. More

Divergent

First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More

Red Scarf Girl

Searing memoir set during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China. More